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labor day cookout had a different feel, 'we look caged in..' when atiana foster and her family first arrived to sherman park monday morning. 'it makes our city look bad.' an orange fence surrounded them on all sides. separating the park from the way things were. 'we still came hoping they would take it down.' at least. for the moment. 'its coming down.' shortly after 12 pm parks employees arrived wrestling away the posts. at first the parks team was working alone, 'something is going on over here.' then reinforced by the department of corrections. its been and up and down weekend for sherman park. 'i kind of understand why they put them up the riots and that kind of thing it died down.' the county executive had the fence removed sunday morning. the sheriff ordered it put back up a
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record indicating closing the park is serving any public good.' it took a rare sunday evening court hearing and judge's ruling to order the fence down once and for all. 'it feels real good. 'everybody gets to play and be safe and have a good time on labor day.' thats why labor day was back to normal by the time the grill was fired up. 'it feels much better... ....reporting in sherman park jonathon gregg fox6 news. jenna thanks jonathon a traffic tracker alert for you this evening... this is a live look at eastbound i-94 near moorland road --
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overturned.. it happened just before 3 o'clock this afternoon. traffic had been backed up for miles with two lanes close -- but those reopened just moments ago. it's unclear right now exactly what caused the crash. the milwaukee county medical examiner's office is investigating 12 deaths in a 72 hour span... all are likely tied to drug overdoses. twitter shortly before 9 p-m on sunday night. fox six's julie collins has more. drug abuse is a problem that has been plaguing communities in southeast wisconsin for years but recently its spiked. it was two weeks ago we first talked to alderman michael murphy.. who was reacting to four probable overdose deaths, which had happened in 48 hours. 'every one of
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its either a father, a mother, a brother, sister, cousin and that loss of human potential has been drastic and terrible for our community and unfortunately its not getting any better. and im fearful that its only going to get worse.' this past weekend is proof that it has. the milwaukee county medical examiner reports that in the past 72 hours, 12 more people have died from a suspected overdose. less than a week ago, at a roundtable discussion in the area, attorney how he sees best to combat the issue. 'but above all, from my perspective we need prevention, we have to stop more people from flowing into this problem.' through july of this year, 161 people have died from drug overdoses. that's up 10 percent so far this year, according to the milwaukee county medical examiner's office. 'we have great prevention messages if we can just convince people to use their medications only as theyre prescribed to them, to store them safely and securely in their home, and to get rid of them when
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the attorney general making that point about prescription drugs.. because they are often considered the gateway to heroin use. the medical examiner's office told me autopsies for all 12 deaths will be performed over the next 3 days. toxicology results will take weeks get back... however these 12 are currently being classified as probable overdose deaths. ted? fox6 news has reported extensively on the heroin crisis. visit fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app -- and tab. you can view a fox6 news special on the crisis -- and read how some have been able to break the cycle of addiction. many in milwaukee spending their day off by stopping by one of the labor day celebrations today... thousands of people attending labor fest down at maier festival park -- and the labor day parade in downtown milwaukee. the parade began at zeidler
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summerfest grounds where labor fest ended just a little while ago. labor groups say it's an opportunity to show unity and pride for their crafts. "today is a very important day, i mean it shows how important labor is and the middle class is to milwaukee so it's a day to celebrate them and everything that they've done for the working people." people attending labor fest were asked to bring a new pair of socks to be donated to milwaukee public schools and local shelters. it's becoming a pretty popular way for folks to show their appreciation for the men and women behind the is that for me? thank you! thank you, very much! monday, racine police participate in the adopt-a-cop program -- which allows individuals, and families, to gift a few gifts to the nearly 200 officers on the police force. organizers say the items, and letters, are a way to say thank you to members of law enforcement -- for putting their lives on the line,
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waiting list of people who want to participate. conditions that can be life threatening. thats how officials describe waves on lake michigan in some parts of our viewing area today. a.j. bayatpour has the details...and joins us live from port washington. this beach hazard statement is in effect for ozaukee and sheboygan counties. there is potential for rip currents, as well as longshore currents, which run along the shore an someone whos just walking on the sand bar. with the sun shining on labor day, many people decide to spend their afternoon on the beach in port washington. the national weather service has a warning for those doing so in ozaukee and sheboygan counties: rip currents can pull swimmers under while longshore currents can be overpowering, taking swimmers far from shore. for some, the notice is familiar. i grew up in port so im very familiar with everything around
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growing up in high school and stuff so wave warnings were a common thing. others relish the rising tide. body surfing like crazy. but the weater service warns against thrill-seeking as well as complacency...saying these waves can be life-threatening. theyre substantial. i definitely wouldnt let our 5-year-old out there by herself. its definitely rougher than your average swimmer could take. even those who know these waters well say theyre taking no chances with their fa means sand castles instead of swimming, so be it. theyre not really big into the water anyway too much, like theyre not gonna go in there really, but well short leash on them. the beach warning went into effect today at 9am...it is in effect until 11 oclock tonight. many people here know all too well the power of this lake...it is nearly four years to the day when a young man, just 15 years old, drowned after being swept into the lake. theres a memorial not far from where we
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washington, a.j. bayatpour, fox 6 news. jenna thanks aj toward the end of last week -- the heat and humidity have returned. and it's expected to continue through most of this week... fox6 weather expert stephanie barichello has more on just how long it will last. weather warm and muggy this evening with the temperature slowly falling into the low 70s. staying hot and humid tomorrow with highs around 90 but heat indices will likely reach into the middle 90s. there is the slight chance for t-storms, especially in the afternoon, but
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into wednesday. a few storms may be strong to severe. the chance for storms will linger into saturday morning then the sunshine returns sunday along with more pleasant air. tonight: partly cloudy, warm and muggy. low: 71 dewpoint: 69 wind: sw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny, windy, hot and humid. slight chance for t-storms late. high: 90 dewpoint: 72 wind: sw 10-20 mph wednesday:mostly cloudy, hot and humid with the chance for t-storms. am low: 73 high: 88 mph thursday: lingering t-storms then decreasing clouds. am low: 71 high: 81 dewpoint: 68 wind:
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active as the week wears on -- now is a great time to download the fox6 storm center app. it's free for apple and android devices -- and offers a powerful interactive radar. the packers making a surprise move over the weekend -- releasing three-time pro bowl guard josh sitton. he's now signed with the bears -- while many packers fans are left scratching their heads... tim van vooren is live at miller park with more on the rapid release of an all- pro lineman. josh sitton is from north florida... he was fully expecting to have lots of family and friends on hand when the packers open the 2016 regular season at jacksonville on sunday afternoon..... that is, until the packers cut him over the weekend after 121 games played and his third pro bowl selection in 2015..... "to sit there and say are you a better team or not a beeter team because of one player, we
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about growth for our football program. every decision we make is in the best intrest of improving all aspects of our program so this is not about one player this is about our football team." the packers will look a bit different this season, with no sitton, or john kuhn or tim masthay, all ve since the playoff loss in arizona in january....
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replica of the vietnam war memorial has been on display in germantown... up next... hear from veterans and military families what it means to them having the memorial in our area. and still ahead... how the packers are cashing in after the badgers' upset over l-s-u this
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on a beautiful day in washington county -- hundreds of visitors took a moment out of their holiday to pay respect to vietnam veterans. fox6s carl deffenbaugh has more on the lasting impact of the moving wall. the design is simple. 'thats the thing, it is so stark.'
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thousands upon thousands of names of american soldiers. 'theres nothing but names, no rank.' who never came home from vietnam. 'to know that somebody that was drafted at the same time as he was isnt here, and to see the emotions out of them, is pretty moving.' the moving wall is a half-size replica of the vietnam veterans memorial. a traveling mo thursday through monday, called germantown home. 'its 255 feet long and its identical to the one in washington.' just like the original in dc, the wall lists 58,307 names. more than eleven hundred of those people were from wisconsin, 14 from washington county specifically. organizers from american legion post 1 estimate more than 20,000 people visited the wall over its five days in germantown. for veterans, it represents
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weve had several that have broken down out here, with their memories.' for military families, the chance to tie together generations. 'weve heard it as siblings and children of them. but to share it with our kids is even more special.' and for the many that experienced such a divisive time in our countrys history, the moving wall offers solace. 'its just wonderful to see how people are coming up to you and saying thank you for your service and that we needed a long time ago but were getting it now.' carl deffenbaugh, fox6 news. learn more about the vietnam traveling memorial wall when you visit fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. also, if you've had an opportunity to visit the wall in germantown, you're encouraged to share memories, photos and more on facebook. we have the links in our post -- search
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weather together. the pursuit of a homicide suspect ends in a crash overnight. milwaukee police say around midnight-- they tried to stop a chevy avalanche wanted in connection to a homicide last week. after a short pursuit, the truck crashed into another car at 15-th and capitol. two suspects-- a man and a woman-- were treated for minor injuries and taken into custody. the driver in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. one man is recovering after an argument leads to morning. milwaukee police say the man was shot in the knee near 95th and brown deer. he was then taken to his home near heather and brown deer. emergency crews treated him there before taking him to the hospital. the two nuns murdered in mississippi are being honored with a scholarship. mississippi university for women says it is creating the "sister margaret held and sister paula merrill graduate nursing scholarship." both nuns worked as nurse practitioners in rural mississippi. sister held is from
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friday. toss to weather weather warm and muggy this evening with the temperature slowly falling into the low 70s. staying hot and humid tomorrow with highs around 90 but heat indices will likely reach into the middle 90s. t-storms, especially in the afternoon, but a better chance arrives overnight into wednesday. a few storms may be strong to severe. the chance for storms will linger into saturday morning then the sunshine returns sunday along with more pleasant air. tonight:
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69 wind: sw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny, windy, hot and humid. slight chance for t-storms late. high: 90 dewpoint: 72 wind: sw 10-20 mph wednesday:mostly cloudy, hot and humid with the chance for t-storms. am low: 73 wind: sw 5-15 mph thursday: lingering t-storms then decreasing clouds. am low: 71 high: 81 dewpoint: 68 wind: w 5-10 mph friday: mostly cloudy with the chance for t-storms. am low: 63 high: 76 dewpoint: 60 wind: se 5-10 mph saturday:
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high: 75 dewpoint: 59 wind: wnw 10-20 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 56 high: 75 dewpoint: 52 wind: w 5-10 mph warm and muggy this evening with the temperature slowly falling into the low 70s. staying hot and humid with highs around 90 but heat indices will likely reach into the middle 90s. there is the slight chance for t-storms, especially in the afternoon, but a better chance arrives overnight into wednesday. a few storms may be strong to severe. the chance for storms will linger into saturday morning then the sunshine returns sunday along
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partly cloudy, warm and muggy. low: 71 dewpoint: 69 wind: sw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny, windy, hot and humid. slight chance for t-storms late. high: 90 dewpoint: 72 wind: sw 10-20 mph wednesday:mostly cloudy, hot and humid with the chance for t-storms. am low: 73 high: 88 dewpoint: 72 wind: sw 5-15 mph thursday: lingering t-storms then decreasing clouds. am low: 71 high: 81 de mph friday: mostly cloudy with the chance for t-storms. am low: 63 high: 76 dewpoint: 60 wind: se 5-10 mph saturday: lingering t-storms then decreasing clouds. am low: 61 high: 75 dewpoint: 59 wind: wnw 10-20 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 56 high: 75 dewpoint: 52 wind: w 5-10 mph
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of summer -- and that means milwaukee county pools are closing down today. up next... the special guests getting the last dip before the pools are drained
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summer... and some milwaukee county pools are getting ready to close for the season. fox6s deandra corinthios takes you to greenfield park -- where
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just a little longer. the crowd at cool waters in west allis...is thankful for the beautiful day "its the perfect way to end it i know fall is coming so one more time in the pool" families making the most of the day off.. enjoying one last dip... or one final time down the water slide... "i wanted to swim one more time, she wants to swim one more time because she had to start school and she was kind of sad" and summer...will be missed... about summer? that it is hot" most milwaukee county pools have already shut down for the season. but cool waters schulz family aquatic center and the tosa pool...are open labor day. "weve been coming here a lot because it has been really hot" we all know wisconsin weather can be unpredictable. before you know it...we could see snowflakes... "could tomorrow...you never know" but people here...hope the heat hangs on a while longer. "i am not a winter person, so i refuse to take this off yet until i
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milwaukee county parks ends on labor day. but the two indoor pools, pulaski and noyes, will remain open. in west allis deandra corinthios fox6 news. tonight -- cool waters is also letting people bring their dogs by for a swim. the doggie dip started about an hour ago -- and runs until 6 o'clock. to find out more about what milwaukee county parks have to offer -- click the "links" tab on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app -- to get an idea of what's available. secretary visiting milwaukee on labor day. as he drew a crowd down at laborfest-- what he had to say about the upcoming election. plus-- president obama's attends his last g-20 summit. who he met with and
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after nearly 8 years in office -- president obama wraps up his final g-20 summit... during his time in china -- he spoke with russian president vladimir putin about conflicts in syria and ukraine. rich edson has more from washington. after nearly eight years in office, president obama's tenth

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